favor


favor
n
1. kind act, good deed, kind deed, good turn, labor of love, courtesy, Fr. beau geste; blessing, boon, grace, grant, Theol. dispensation; benefaction, Archaic. benefit, Archaic. benignity, benevolence.
2. kindness, generosity, consideration, graciousness, hospitality, friendliness; good will, Archaic. gree, compassion, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, abetment, abettal.
3. approval, approbation, sanction, countenance, endorsement; patronage, fosterage, tutelage, sponsorship, guidance, auspices, aegis, care; advocacy, championship, espousal, encouragement, backing; obligingness, accommodation, indulgence; support, protection, cover.
4. good terms, good understanding, good footing, good graces; good opinion, favorable regard; harmony, rapport, friendly relations; privilege, advantage, special interest, immunity; license, Inf. pull, in, connections, weight; preference, partiality, prejudice, bias, favoritism, leaning, nepotism.
5. present, gift, memento, remembrance, souvenir, memorial; token, trophy, keepsake, relic.
6. letter, epistle, message, communication, dispatch, missive, Obs. billet; reply, answer, acknowledgment, rescript.
7. favors
(all usu. in regard to sexual intimacy) permission, consent, allowance, leave; liberty, license; compliance, acquiescence, agreement.
8. in favor of
a. on or in behalf of, in the name of, on account of, for the sake of.b. on the side of, for, all for, pro.
9. in one’s favor
to one's credit, in one's interest; approving, well-disposed; beneficial, helpful.
v
10. approve, approbate, sanction, countenance, endorse, commend, recommend; foster, sponsor, advocate, espouse, smile upon, encourage, back; defend, support, champion; oblige, patronize, indulge, accommodate.
11. prefer, single out, select, elect; go in for, go for, be all for; opt for, fancy, pick; have a preference for, treat with partiality, side with; esteem, respect, have regard for, fawn upon.
12. facilitate, expedite, precipitate; accelerate, forward, advance, promote; ease, make easier, lighten, smooth; palliate, extenuate, spare.
13. treat tenderly, deal with gently, tend indulgently, handle with care, take care of; indulge, pamper, coddle, baby; gratify, satisfy; protect, cover, guard.
14. aid, assist, help, succor, abet, meet the wants of; befriend, lend a hand, do a favor for, show kindness to, do right by; serve, do for, do a service for, cater to, make comfortable, attend to the convenience of; provide, supply, furnish.
15.Informal. resemble, look like, take after, be the image of, mirror, echo; duplicate, parallel, approximate, correspond.

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  • favor — fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob. for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — 1. a favor. Esta locución tiene tres significados diferentes: a) ‘En beneficio o provecho de alguien’. Con este sentido va siempre seguida de un complemento introducido por de (a veces suplido por un posesivo), que expresa la persona que resulta… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • favor — sustantivo masculino 1. Beneficio o ayuda que se da o se recibe: Te quiero pedir dos favores. Prefiero que no me hagan favores. Ese favor tan grande no te lo podré pagar en la vida. 2. (no contable) Confianza o apoyo recibido de una persona:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • favor — (Del lat. favor, ōris). 1. m. Ayuda, socorro que se concede a alguien. 2. Honra, beneficio, gracia. 3. privanza. 4. Expresión de agrado que suelen hacer las damas. 5. Cinta, flor u otra cosa semejante dada por una dama a un caballero, y que en… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • favor — [fā′vər] n. [ME favour < OFr < L favor < favere, to favor < IE base * ghow , to perceive > OE ( ofer) gumian, to neglect, Czech hověti, to take precautions (with), spare] 1. friendly or kind regard; good will; approval; liking 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • favor — favor, estar como para hacerle un fa expr. estar sexualmente atractivo. ❙ «No le arriendo la ganancia al pobre chaval. Si la tía no está para algo es para hacerle un favor.» C. Pérez Merinero, Días de guardar. ❙ «La del medio está para hacerle un …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • favor — fa·vor n 1: bias 2: benefit in favor of: to the benefit of a judgment in favor of the defendant in one s favor: to one s benefit …   Law dictionary

  • favor — n boon, largess, *gift, present, gratuity Analogous words: token, *pledge, earnest: concession, *allowance: *honor, homage, deference: benefaction, *donation, contribution favor vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • favor — [n] approval, good opinion; help accommodation, account, admiration, aid, approbation, assistance, backing, benediction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, bias, blessing, boon, championship, compliment, consideration, cooperation, courtesy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Favor — Fa vor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Favored} (f[=a] v[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Favoring}.] [Written also favour.] [Cf. OF. favorer, favorir. See {Favor}, n.] 1. To regard with kindness; to support; to aid, or to have the disposition to aid, or to wish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favor — FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de RACAI, 18.04.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  FAVÓR s.n. v. favoare. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român